On 9/11, we have visual evidence that a number of cars caught fire on the streets around the WTC complex. In the Burning Vehicles at Ground Zero – Slide Show are the images I’ve collected of the vehicles that were on fire after the collapses of the Twin Towers. Most of the images were taken on 09/11/01, while the vehicles were still on fire (if there is an image available) and before the vehicles were moved, otherwise.
The majority of vehicles that caught fire were on the north side of the WTC complex, in the area around WTC 7. The furthest away that vehicles caught fire was the West Street Parking Lot. Most of the vehicles were in the ‘small debris’ zone and often there is some aluminum cladding near by. But there are a number of vehicles that were not hit by falling debris that caught fire. So if the fires were caused by burning or overheated aluminum, other things would have caught fire too. But except for one report, it seems most of the people who were caught in the debris clouds did not get burnt.
So the big questions are how and exactly when did this happen? I still don’t know how, and no I don’t believe in space beams. I do believe that nano-thermite and other types of explosives were used to destroy the WTC complex. I hope that people who have more expertise then I do in regards to weapons and explosives can use this information to find out what did happen?
However, I have come across another series of images, that do establish WHEN most of the cars caught fire.
(Check out the slide show to see the whole series of pictures that gives context to the events in this area after the collapse of WTC 1.)
These pictures were taking on the morning of 9/11. Even after the skies around NYC were suppose to be cleared of air traffic, a number of helicopters were allowed to continue flying. In one of them, someone took a number of hi res photos that have appeared on the internet at a couple of sites. The best source that I know of is at Military Photos of the Twin Towers
The first image in the series establishes time - the start of the collapse of WTC 2
In image #20, the helicopter has come around to the west side, at the end of the collapse of WTC 2. The West Street Parking Lot is the right of WTC 7 and at this time there is no signs of smoke or fire from this area.
In image #25, WTC 1 is collapsing. The debris cloud has not yet reached the West Street Parking Lot, which is on the right side of the picture. There is no fire in this area at this point.
In image #28, the debris cloud now completely covers the parking lot and we can no longer see the vehicles underneath.
In image #40, the debris cloud is dissipating and there is now black smoke starting to rise from the vehicles.
In image # 47, the vehicles in the West Street Parking Lot are now billowing black smoke.
What happened between the start of the collapse of WTC 1 and when the debris cloud dissipated, that caused vehicles this far away to catch fire?